New York: Columbia Records / Mike Appel (presumed), 1973. Postcard advertising Bruce Springsteen's 1972 debut LP, "Greetings from Asbury Park," with printed text on the verso inviting the holder to bring the card to The Troubadour in West Hollywood on Monday, February 26, 1973 for a performance by The Boss, and with a faux postage stamp with a photo of a smiling, bearded Springsteen.
An important piece of ephemera from Springsteen's first year as a recording artist touring under the auspices of a record label, and evidence of the kind of grass roots promotion employed by his management in those days. Likely these postacards were printed for Springsteen's first promoter, Mike Appel, who then re-ran the cards to have invitations printed for specific shows. The club noted here, The Troubadour, has fathered many important acts since 1957, and still operates today.
6.5 x 4 inches, mechanically reproduced. Near Fine.